Designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso, a young Helsinki based industrial designer, the Crumpled City Map is exactly that- it is made to be crushed ,manhandled and crumpled!. Made of trusty Tyvek®, it’s 100% waterproof and 100% recyclable. Not being able to figure out what's on the fold or crease of a paper map is history! You can squash this map into your pocket, bag or the accompanying pouch in 2 seconds flat without worrying about tearing your map and still be able to make out the details afterwards.
*Refer to theLondonmap for more examples of a crumpled map*
34.25”Wx22.8”H ; 87cmW x 58cmH and weighing just 20g
Each City Map comes folded in a box with accompanying carrying pouch
Made of Tyvek® -100% waterproof and recyclable
Map provides details of streets, monuments,galleries and museums, etc. and includes a sightseeing index
Each map also includes 10 "SoulSights" (places of intense emotions that are brought to life by the people passing through or stopping off in them)
Packaging depicts an image that is strongly associated with the city of Tokyo, in this case a cherry blossom.
Point of Interest: Every year the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the public track the sakura zensen (cherry-blossom front) as it moves northward up the archipelago with the approach of warmer weather via nightly forecasts following the weather segment of news programs. The blossoming begins in Okinawa in January and typically reaches Kyoto and Tokyo at the end of March or the beginning of April. It proceeds into areas at the higher altitudes and northward, arriving in Hokkaid? a few weeks later. Japanese pay close attention to these forecasts and turn out in large numbers at parks, shrines, and temples with family and friends to hold flower-viewing parties. Hanami festivals celebrate the beauty of the cherry blossom and for many are a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful view. The custom of hanami dates back many centuries in Japan: the eighth-century chronicle Nihon Shoki records hanami festivals being held as early as the third century CE.